Well, you can actually make a hybrid chanter to be both DPS and team oriented. I’ve mentioned it before either here or in videos, but my favorite PvE DPS stigma setup is the Invincibility Mantra + Blessing of Wind combo (with essential stigmas like Recovery Spell & Stamina Restoration, of course).
I tested enough to find the IM boost helped a lot for BoW + normal damage, while also being a nice mana tick with buffs that hit my whole team. In addition, it’s not a big deal to ditch Mountain Crash or Disorienting Blow in PvE because consistent damage is favorable to burst damage when you’re trying to do damage over time.
This also requires pushing your crit to a point where you will crit the most you can on endgame PvE bosses. I have mine over 1200 for safety. Accuracy’s essential too, as your damage sucks if you get evaded/blocked/parried (3k+, 3.1k+ to be safe). Attack is important for PvE, but I’d worry about crit/accuracy first because being to land hits with the highest chance to crit outweighs doing more damage on weaves and the like.
I like tumblr for being a picture heavy blog. It inspired me to start typing up a normal blog because.. I like words, what can I say.
And for something else, here’s an optical illusion I made without realizing it:
Stare at the blue dot in the center. My eyes try to form an X, but perhaps I’m just crazy. I made it for my “clan” on PS2 because they were discussing clan colors that stood out, but suffice to say I was jesting. Slightly.
A PvE staff is great to have, even if you don’t think you need it. For one, having a dedicated PvE weapon (and even setup) will remove worries about losing augmenting or conditioning. Also, you can specialize these setups to be really good for damage or support instead of having a generalized ‘PvP that also works in PvE’ build.
For example, I use the Infinity Shard staff set for PvE DPS, and it’s been designed to excel + push the stats as opposed to just being good enough. Do I need this set? No, but it sure helps a lot for group or solo PvE. You can look at it the same way for your Sauro staff. A dedicated PvE weapon isn’t necessary, but it’ll sure make things more convenient.
I hope this helps!
Ok, one more for now. New phone wallpaper. Also, my butt hurts.
Spending a few days at Sequoia with the family and dogs. Here’s a picture on the 5 towards Bakersfield. (Sam knows the 5 well, I’m sure!)
MARC I’M DYING OVER HERE DO YOU SEE THESE SQUEEKING SLOTHS?
I have old photographic evidence to suggest that Tiamat and Marchutan may have in fact been lovers, and that the whole ‘slay Tiamat’ campaign was actually a misunderstanding about love between gods.
I’ve been looking through old photos, and I hand drew this one in 2011. MSPaint comics and drawings later inspired me to start recording.. and it also reminded me why I wasn’t an artist. :>
I’m sharing this from my twitter because I have some motivational drive to make a certain guide video better than its previous 3 iterations. But I’m too freaking tired to continue tonight, so here’s a random image. ;p